Cornhusker Bank Involves Community To Collect Shoes To Benefit People’s City Mission

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This year marks the 10th annual Cornhusker Bank One Day Without Shoes event for the benefit of People’s City Mission. In the history of the event Cornhusker Bank and organizations throughout the community that have partnered in the collection efforts have gathered over 162,000 pairs of shoes and cash donations for the Mission to buy new footwear of over $77,000.

Well over 100 locations throughout the community are partnering with the bank for this year’s shoe campaign and will be serving as collection sites for new, used, adult, and children’s wearable shoes. According to Barry Lockard, Cornhusker Bank President/CEO, “The One Day Without shoes event has been phenomenally successful in giving bank associates and the community at large the opportunity to have a shared purpose which helps enhance our community and helps improve well-being of lives of individuals within it.”

New or used wearable shoes of all sizes will be collected at participating businesses throughout the community, including all Cornhusker Bank locations from from August 31 through September 12, 2020.

Cornhusker Bank Full Service Branch Now Serving the Omaha Community

As Cornhusker Bank celebrates its branch opening at 11102 Blondo St., STE 102 in Omaha, it looks forward to continuing to serve the community from this full service branch. While COVID-19 changed plans for an official open house, and protocol for public health safety dictates limiting exposure, the team welcomes you to stop by the new location. Entrance is by controlled access at this time to help keep the community and Cornhusker Bank associates as healthy as possible.

Allen Chaffee, Omaha market president, reports the staff of the Blondo location is eager to serve customers with a high level of expertise during this unprecedented year of challenges in the economy. Associates, Allen Chaffee; Jenn Latshaw, customer service specialist; Tyler Albers, VP/relationship manager; and Zach Baedke, senior banker are ready to help with the products, services, and advice community members may need to take control of their plans to meet their financial goals. During the period the CARES ACT Payroll Protection Program applications were able to be submitted, Cornhusker Bank served over 600 businesses, facilitating their ability to stay in operation. At this time, the staff would like to remind customers of the mobile and online services they provide to you to do your banking anytime or anyplace.

Earlier in the year, a newly formed partnership with Stephen Center and Cornhusker Bank was announced. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first event to benefit the Stephen Center, “One Day Without Shoes” was postponed. As everyone is aware, flexibility is paramount for event scheduling now, and Cornhusker Bank and the Stephen Center will let the public know specifics of the first big event for their benefit as soon as solid plans may be arranged.

group_building_interior_COVER_REVcropCornhusker Bank Chairman, John F. Dittman; Stephen Center Executive Director, Michael Wehling; Cornhusker Bank Omaha Market President, Allen Chaffee, Bank President/CEO, Barry Lockard, and Bank VP/Relationship Manager, Tyler Albers with a barrel of shoes staff donated before the One Day Without Shoes was postponed.

Cornhusker Bank President/CEO Barry Lockard noted, “Cornhusker Bank believes it has a responsibility to the community, not only through the services and products it provides financially, but socially as well. Cornhusker Bank’s local ownership and management allows it to know the market and its needs thoroughly and form lasting relationships with organizations and customers. The new Cornhusker Bank location on Blondo is an indication of the bank’s commitment to serving the Omaha market as both a knowledgeable advisor and good neighbor.”

The bank’s first day of business offering full service banking was May 18, 2020. A Grand Opening will be planned for the branch in the fall. The team at 11102 Blondo, STE 102, Omaha, NE is ready to help you and excited for the Omaha market to experience the Cornhusker Bank commitment to your success.

We’re here to help you

Just like you, we are concerned and following all the latest news about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are here for you and are committed to supporting you and our community through this time.

We’d like to reassure you we are taking precautions to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). These steps include wiping down surfaces and ATMs with disinfectant regularly, frequent hand washing, and providing hand sanitizer for customers and employees in all locations.

If you would prefer not to visit our facilities, we will miss seeing you, but there are many ways you can manage your banking needs from anywhere, at anytime with the Cornhusker Bank app and at http://www.CornhuskerBank.com. The online and mobile tools give you the ability to access your accounts, deposit checks, make payments, transfer funds, and much more. If you aren’t already using these tools:

Download the Cornhusker Bank App

Enroll in Cornhusker Bank Online Banking

As always, the health and safety of our customers, employees, and community is our top concern. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and include additional measures to support our customers and employees as needed. Should you need assistance, please contact us at 402-434-2265.

Cornhusker Bank remains committed to your success and will help any way we can!

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Stepping Up Efforts to Fight Fraud During Uncertain Times

We understand the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted your life in many ways. During uncertain times like these, fraudsters use the situation to try to take advantage of you. We want you to know that we are here to help protect you and your account(s).

What Cornhusker Bank will do to continue to fight fraud:

We are remaining diligent with our efforts to combat fraud. We will continue to monitor your account(s) and notify you of any activity. We will take extra care when performing transactions, and we will not disclose your confidential information.

Please make sure we have all your current contact information, including your phone number, address and email. This ensures we are able to reach you with important information regarding your account(s).

What You can do to fight fraud:

Exercise caution while you’re navigating emails, social media and online news in order to help keep your information safe. Here are a few best practices to keep in mind:

  • Look for key indicators of scam emails: generic greetings, spelling and grammar mistakes, demands for immediate action, or use of threats.
  • Never click links or open attachments that you were not expecting or are from unfamiliar senders.
  • Beware of any online request for personal or sensitive information.
  • Go directly to reliable sources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) information including the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

Remember, if Cornhusker Bank contacts you, we will not ask for any personal and confidential information, including your debit card and social security numbers. If you receive a request to provide that information, do not disclose it, and contact Cornhusker Bank directly at 402-434-2265.

To verify your contact information or discuss other questions you may have, please call us. You can also confirm your information within Online Banking.

Temporary Changes to Lobby Services

Cornhusker Bank continues to monitor the situation in our community in an effort to help keep customers and employees safe and healthy. In order to help limit exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re taking appropriate steps in consideration of Federal and State leadership’s recommendations to protect our community’s welfare, while remaining open and available to handle our community’s banking needs:

Beginning on Friday, March 20, 2020, all branches will be closing their lobbies and offering services in drive-thrus only. Services will be expanded through the drive-thrus in order to assist customers. In-person meetings and access to your safe deposit boxes can be arranged by appointment. Contact us at 402-434-2265 or through your preferred branch. Please visit http://www.CornhuskerBank.com for the most up-to-date information on the current situation.

There are a number of alternative banking methods available to customers, including:

  • Accessing mobile banking features
  • Utilizing ATMs and/or branch Drive-Thrus
  • Calling Cornhusker Bank’s Customer Engagement Team for assistance with more in-depth needs at 402-434-2265
  • Calling your preferred Cornhusker Bank branch to request an appointment
  • Live online chat during regular business hours
  • Use our Drive-Thrus or ATMs See locations

If you find yourself experiencing financial hardships during this time, we may be able to help. Please call Cornhusker Bank at 402-434-2265 if we can assist you.

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Community Commitment

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Just like you, we are concerned and following all the latest news about COVID-19.  We are here for you and are committed to supporting you and our community through this time. 

We’d like to reassure you we are taking precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These steps include wiping down surfaces and ATMs with disinfectant regularly, frequent hand washing, and providing hand sanitizer for customers and employees in all locations.

If you would prefer not to visit our facilities, we will miss seeing you, but there are many ways you can manage your banking needs from anywhere, at anytime with the Cornhusker Bank app and at www.CornhuskerBank.com.  The online and mobile tools give you the ability to access your accounts, deposit checks, make payments, transfer funds, and much more.   If you aren’t already using these tools:

Download the Cornhusker Bank App

Enroll in Cornhusker Bank Online Banking

As always, the health and safety of our customers, employees, and community is our top concern.  We’ll continue to monitor the situation and include additional measures to support our customers and employees as needed.  Should you need assistance, please contact us at 402-434-2265.  

Cornhusker Bank remains committed to your success and will help any way we can!

Cornhusker Bank Involves Community To Collect Shoes To Benefit People’s City Mission

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This year marks the 10th annual Cornhusker Bank One Day Without Shoes event for the benefit of People’s City Mission. In the history of the event Cornhusker Bank and organizations throughout the community that have partnered in the collection efforts have gathered over 162,000 pairs of shoes and cash donations for the Mission to buy new footwear of over $77,000.

Well over 100 locations  throughout the community are partnering with the bank for this year’s shoe campaign and will be serving as collection sites for new, used, adult, and children’s wearable shoes from April 4 through April 17, 2020. According to Barry Lockard, Cornhusker Bank President/CEO, “The One Day Without shoes event has been phenomenally successful in giving bank associates and the community at large the opportunity to have a shared purpose which helps enhance our community and helps improve well-being of lives of individuals within it.”

New or used wearable shoes of all sizes will be collected at participating businesses throughout the community, including all Cornhusker Bank locations from April 4 through April 17, 2020. On Saturday, April 4th, Cornhusker Bank will also have a FREE shred day at the 8310 O Street location only. This “Shred and Shoes” event will provide the community a terrific opportunity to safely dispose of their unwanted paper documents and drop off shoe donations without ever leaving their vehicles.   

Cornhusker Bank invites the community to join bank associates and representatives of businesses which are collecting shoes, as we host a press conference on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. with People’s City Mission at Cornhusker Bank Center, 8310 O Street in Lincoln. The press conference will include information about the impact of the event on the Mission and the community. Everyone is also invited to join the walk immediately following the press conference from the Bank to the Mission’s Help Center at 68th and P Street, to help raise awareness of the need for adequate footwear in our community. A free lunch will also be served at the Cornhusker Bank Center from 11:00 am to 1 pm on April 14th. 

 

Doing Life Together

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The relationship between Cornhusker Bank and Burgher Family Dental seems to have been a natural.  Both businesses feel a strong commitment to help their customers realize a better life.   Cornhusker Bank’s commitment to customers is a foundation for the bank, being upheld in every aspect, with the logo’s constant reminder that “Cornhusker Bank is committed to your success”.  At Burgher Family Dentistry, they are committed to “keeping up-to-date with the most current technologies and techniques to provide the most thorough and optimal treatment and oral health.”  Patients’ comfort is their number one priority as they pride themselves on being able to design individual treatment plans to suit every patient, mirroring Cornhusker Bank’s efforts to tailor plans to individuals and businesses through the creation of financial roadmaps to help customers meet their goals in life.

burgher_blog1Luke Burgher, DDS and Molly Burgher, Office Manager of Burgher Family Dentistry, located at 7120 Stephanie Lane, Suite 100 in Lincoln, Nebraska lead Burgher Family Dentistry.  Their team offers a complete range of dental health services, including traditional dentistry and cosmetic services and utilizes state of the art ceramic reconstruction and CAD/CAM technology for crowns.  

Cornhusker Bank recently did a short Q&A with Burghers which follows:

Q:  What brought you to banking with Cornhusker Bank and why do you continue to bank with us?

A:  We decided to move to Cornhusker Bank for several reasons.  Originally, we were able to get a great home loan working with Mike Barrett for the house we built.  Then we built a new dental office and secured the financing for the building through Cornhusker Bank with David Shiffermiller.  Both of these individuals were wonderful to work with.  As time went on, we realized how many people we were already connected with who worked at Cornhusker Bank from our kids’ school, to church, to neighbors and others we met along the way.  It is wonderful to walk in the bank and see the smiling face of an employee, and quite possibly one we already know.  We stay at Cornhusker Bank because everyone is so easy to work with and they go above and beyond to help us achieve our goals. 

Q: What types of products/services do you use at Cornhusker Bank?

A: To simplify our finances, we have moved all our home and business accounts over to Cornhusker Bank.  This makes everything easy to manage.  We also enjoy being able to send one email or make one phone call and have all our questions answered.

Q:  How did you begin working with your Cornhusker Bank Relationship Manager, Matt Biggs and how do you feel about his service?

A:  We originally started working with Matt Biggs at the advice of our accountant, Jim Watts.  He told us Matt would be able to help us consolidate loans and lower the interest payment, and he was right.  Matt was great and very easy to work with.  He came out to our office to meet with us and he was able to answer all of our questions and get the loan set up quickly.  Because of this, we are in a better place financially than we would have been without his help.

Q:  How would you describe the customer service you have experienced from Cornhusker Bank?

A: Over the past 10 years of doing business with Cornhusker Bank, we have experienced wonderful customer service.  We know they will always go above and beyond to help us.  We also enjoy coming into the bank and while we are there, different bankers stop in to greet us and ask about our kids and how school is going.  We discuss topics from football to kids moving into college and everything in between.  It’s a small community that we appreciate being part of.

Q:  What is most important to you in choosing a financial partner?

A:  Finding the right financial partner has been really important to us.  We were able to find bankers in every area that understood where we were at, the nature of our business, and our goals at Cornhusker Bank.  They have worked with us every step of the way to achieve those goals and for that we are grateful.   

Cornhusker Bank and Burgher Family Dentistry share values which have allowed them to find common ground upon which to build a trusting, valued relationship.  One of Cornhusker Bank’s values is “Do Life Together”.  That value in particular seems to be of major importance to Burgher Family Dentistry.

The Importance of Being Local

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Akira Coffee Founder & CEO, David Sievers, was recently in the Cornhusker Bank Center closing on a business line of credit and talked to bank staff about his company.  One of the things he noted when discussing how and why he chose to do business with Cornhusker Bank was the fact the bank is a locally owned, community bank.  

Cornhusker Bank has a 116 year history as a community bank and offering customers our expertise in understanding and navigating the economic conditions here in Nebraska.  

Some of the basic benefits of doing business locally to all residents of a community include:

  • Local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses, keeping more money in the local economy, with $68 of every $100 dollars spent locally staying local.
  • Local businesses help employ individuals from our community.
  • Local businesses return more money to their community in donation and social causes.
  • Local businesses get to know their customers and vice-versa, forming long relationships.

Akira_Coffee_Co_2Mr. Sievers noted he and his staff are based locally, giving him the opportunity to “work in an area I care about and try to do a little more good in the world”.  Akira Coffee Co sources products and uses local vendors whenever possible.  Akira Coffee Co doesn’t sell coffee under its own brand.  Instead, they partner with social media influencers to build their very own coffee brands.  Akira Coffee has a commitment to high quality ingredients for its coffees and teas.  One way they do this is by sourcing only specialty grade coffees from responsible, ethical, and sustainable sources.  For more information about Akira Coffee Co go to http://www.akiracoffeeco.com

Following is a Q &A Cornhusker Bank conducted with David Sievers regarding his experience working with Cornhusker Bank to obtain a loan:

Q:  What led you to choosing Cornhusker Bank for your business banking needs?

A:  It’s important to me to bank locally within the community.  Cornhusker Bank was recommended by my father, who specifically noted the Bank’s Chairman, John F. Dittman.  

Q:  What are your plans for the proceeds from this loan?

A: With this line of credit, we will be acquiring inventory in preparation for the launch of our newest coffee brand with one of the biggest social media influencers in the world.  We needed capital to invest in product to have on hand because once we make our big announcement we have to be ready to serve our new customers.  

Q:  Why choose a commercial loan to accomplish this?

A: As I looked at my company’s capital structure, a line of credit was the perfect way to fund acquiring inventory that I know will sell within a few months.  It’s much cheaper than using credit cards.  Also since the inventory has a known rate of return, any capital I have that is meant to be invested in growth can stay available to me rather than being tied up in product sitting on the shelf.

Q:  What type of experience did you have acquiring a loan?

A: It was a very pleasant experience.  I outlined what I was looking to do and what my questions were. I got very straightforward answers to all my questions.  The Bank’s staff is very easy to communicate with.  

Cornhusker Bank remains the area’s oldest locally owned bank, demonstrating Nebraska values, stability, soundness, and investing in the success of customers, associates, and community.

Common Values Help Develop Business Relationships

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A relationship is defined as “the way in which two or more people or groups regard and behave toward each other”. Knowing people on a personal level helps deepen the relationship and understanding of what a person or business really needs.  One of the ways Cornhusker Bank deepens relationships is by taking time to develop financial roadmaps. Understanding a company’s roadmap, allows us to know what a business’s goals and expectations truly are.  We believe in “doing life together” with those in our community.  Cornhusker Bank’s relationship with Complete Hearing is typified by the same kind of values embraced by co-owners, Dr. Meghanne Wetta and Dr. Sandra Miller.

Complete Hearing, located at 4200 Pioneer Woods Drive, Lincoln, NE, states on the home page of their website that “The quality and success of our relationships are determined by our ability to communicate with the people in our lives.” It is easy to understand how important relationships are to the audiologists at Complete Hearing by previewing their website.  The relationships they have with their patients involves serving them well by providing them the information and compassion to help them live strong lives through better hearing.  Matthew Biggs, Cornhusker Bank Relationship Manager has worked with Complete Hearing for eight years and has developed a relationship that has helped provide their business with solutions for lifelong success.

Cornhusker Bank asked Dr. Wetta and Dr. Miller some questions about their relationship with Cornhusker Bank in efforts to better understand what matters to them. That Q & A follows:

Q What brought you to banking with Cornhusker Bank and why do you continue to bank with us?  What aspect of your banking relationship with cornhusker Bank do you like?

A:  Dr. Wetta noted her family had personally been banking with Cornhusker Bank because there were no charges for ATM withdrawals and that played a factor when she and Dr. Miller were looking for a bank for their practice.  Dr. Wetta noted she continues to do business with Cornhusker Bank because of the personalized care she always receives and the timeliness of responses to any of her questions.  Both added it is Cornhusker Bank’s support and communication that they like.  “We can’t think of a time that our questions have not been answered!”

Q. What types of products/services do you use at Cornhusker Bank?

A. As our practice has grown, we have incorporated not just traditional checking accounts, but also ACH/ Bill Pay/ Business Deposits/ Online/ App usage.  We also have had support through traditional loans. We enjoy partnering with Cornhusker Bank each spring for One Day Without Shoes benefitting the People City Mission. Being a drop off location for gently used and new shoes + participating in the walk is something we look forward to annually.

Q. What experiences have you had with your Customer Relationship Manager, Matt Biggs, and what do you think about your relationship with him? CH_8_72

A. “Our relationship is built on trust! He listens to us. When we ask multiple questions, he is willing to answer them, thoughtfully and thoroughly. He is authentic. When we ask him to take off his banker hat and give us his personal thoughts, they align with his professional advice. We value his expertise. As Adjunct Professors at UNL, we continue to ask Matt to be a guest speaker to our 3rd year doctoral students to share his banking knowledge.”

Q.  How would you describe the customer service you have experienced from Cornhusker Bank?

A. “Amazing, Fantastic. On point. Thorough. Immediate. Helpful. Complete. They get it done!”

Q.  What is most important to you in choosing a financial partner?

A. “No doubt, it’s trust, which is built with time, communication and consistency. We took a chance in the very beginning trying a new bank. We are so thankful we took initiative to leave a bank that was not returning calls or emails and found a place that takes great care of us.”

Q. Any specific experiences or other comments you would like to add?

A. “After reflecting on these questions, something has come to obvious light. Our values and mission at Complete Hearing include: Selfless service described as active listening, affirming, time, thorough and physically present. Selfless Staff described as dependable, willing, initiative, and open. Selfless Space described as intentional care, accessible, sincere, humor and collaboration. These three values not only sum how we approach Complete Hearing and our service to our employees, staff and community, but (we) would argue these could also be used to describe Cornhusker Bank as well! Our experience continues to be positive and we are thankful we work together!”

Cornhusker Bank is pleased to share our common values of “building positive relationships” and “doing life together” with Complete Hearing!

Thanks for Supporting One Day Without Shoes

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Cornhusker Bank thanks the community for its support and involvement during its 9th annual One Day Without shoes event, which benefits the People’s City Mission.  Although much of Nebraska spent the spring of 2019 being “Nebraska Strong” and donating for victims of the spring flooding, they still came out showing strong support for their own community by donating to One Day Without Shoes. 

Approximately 31,000 pairs of shoes were donated this year, along with nearly $11,000 in cash donations to the Mission.  Walkers from participating businesses and individual community members, along with many bank associates made the walk from the Cornhusker Bank Center location at 84th and O Street to the People’s City Mission Help Center at 68th and P Street on April 9th to help raise awareness of the Mission’s need for shoes.  

Cornhusker Bank staff is proud to be doing life together with our community and thanks all who helped make a positive difference in our community by walking, donating shoes, donating funds, sorting shoes, or being a collection site.  You are a driving force behind Cornhusker Bank’s continued desire  and efforts to be “Committed to Your Success”.   

Cornhusker Bank Involves Community To Collect Shoes To Benefit People’s City Mission

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This year marks the 9th annual Cornhusker Bank One Day Without Shoes event for the benefit of the People’s City Mission.  In the history of the event Cornhusker Bank and organizations throughout the community that have partnered in the collection efforts have gathered over 132,000 pairs of shoes and cash donations for the mission to buy new footwear of over $68,000.

Over 130 locations throughout the community are partnering with the bank for this year’s shoe campaign and will be serving as collection sites for new, used, adult, and children’s shoes from April 1 through April 12, 2019.  According to Barry Lockard, Cornhusker Bank President/CEO, “The One Day Without shoes event has been phenomenally successful in giving bank associates and the community at large the opportunity to have a shared purpose which helps enhance our community and helps improve well-being of lives of individuals within it.” 

New or used shoes of all sizes will be collected at participating businesses throughout the community, including all Cornhusker Bank locations from April 1, 2019 through April 12, 2019.   On Saturday, April 6th, Cornhusker Bank will also have a FREE shred day at the 8310 O Street location only.  This provides the community a terrific opportunity to dispose of their unwanted paper documents in a safe manner while they can also drop off any shoes they would like to donate.

Cornhusker Bank invites the community to join bank associates and representatives of businesses which are collecting shoes, as we host a press conference on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. with the People’s City Mission at Cornhusker Bank Center, 8310 O Street in Lincoln.  The press conference will include information about the impact of the event on the Mission and the community.  Everyone is also invited to join the walk immediately following the press conference from the Bank to the Mission’s Help Center at 68th and P Street, to help raise awareness of the need for adequate footwear in our community.  A free lunch will also be served at the Cornhusker Bank Center from 11:00 am to 1 pm on April 9th.